- volvo has recalled over 300,000 vehicles in the u.s. to fix a steel cable that connects the front seatbelts to the vehicle; it can wear out prematurely and make the seatbelts less capable of restraining the user.
- nearly 2.2 million 2006 through 2019 volvos worldwide are affected, including various models of s60 and s80, v60 and v70, and xc60 and xc70.
- owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by volvo and can have the parts replaced at no charge by the dealer.
volvo is recalling 307,653 of its vehicles in the u.s.—and more than 2.1 million vehicles worldwide—for an issue with the front seatbelts. as automotive news reported, the automaker has discovered that a steel cable made by autoliv that anchors the front seatbelts to the car could become weakened, potentially reducing the seatbelt's restraining ability.
the affected vehicles were built between 2006 and 2019. they include the s60 including the s60l and s60 cross country, s80 and s80l, v60 and v60 cross country, v70 wagons, and xc60 and xc70 suvs. a volvo spokesperson confirmed to car and driver that it isn’t aware of any injuries or accidents that have resulted from the cable problem.
volvo will contact owners to have the cable replaced at no charge. the recall isn't yet posted on the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa) website, but volvo owners can check the agency's recalls page, where individual vehicles can be looked up by vin soon.